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Let’s chalk this one up as the quirky game announcement of the week. Hamsterdam, by Muse Games, is one of the new Kickstarter titles. Looking to raise a modest $US8,000, and already clearly deep into development, this is an arcade brawler where you get to play as a highly customisable hamster.

Yep, it’s brutal hamster combat plus dress-ups, and that seems to be resonating with players. At time of writing, the campaign has just launched and is already a third of the way to its target. And with good reason, too. Who doesn’t want to lay the beat-down with hamsters?

There’s plenty more details on the Kickstarter page, as well as a list of the delightful rewards backers can get. This is the developer behind Guns of Icarus, so it knows how to deliver a project, and as the trailer (below) shows, it really is a long way along already.

The game’s currently slated for a March 2019 release, across Nintendo Switch, PlayStation Vita (yes!), PC, iOS and Android. Clearly this is being pitched as a bit of portable fun.

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